This romantic 15-day self-drive tour combines the very best the Western Cape in South Africa has to offer, taking in the highlights of Cape Town, the picturesque Garden Route, a World Heritage Site and the rugged beauty of the West Coast.
Kick off your stay at The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town's Constantia Winelands. There is so much to see and do in the Mother City, from a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain to cocktails in Camps Bay. On your second day, go wine tasting in Constantia's centuries-old vineyards. You continue along the coast to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where southern right whales dot the bay in season and African penguins nest on the beach. Then is time for malaria-free, Big 5 game viewing at Dwyka Tented Lodge and, finally, total rest and relaxation at Bushmans Kloof, a wellness retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. Guided mountain biking and nature walks take in fascinating rock art paintings dating back as far as 10 000 years ago.
A scenic drive brings you back to Cape Town via the rugged West Coast. This is an excellent itinerary for adventurous travellers who want to explore this incredibly diverse slice of South Africa at their own pace.